Sep 24, 2014
Very soon we will be launching a whole new website for Guth Gafa 2014 to coincide with the launch of our very exciting documentary film programme. There's a little taste of our new look on the banner above.  We are not going to give away anything about our programme just yet, but suffice to say that we have invited winners of awards from all the major Festivals - Sundance, Tribeca, HotDocs, IDFA - you name it, we've got one of the winners.  Our website and programme launch will be within the next two weeks - watch this space.
Sep 22, 2014
We are now actively recruiting volunteers for this years festival. We are seeking interested parties for the Malin leg (25th and 26th of October) from the local area and all interested parties for the Kells (1st and 2nd of November). Click through for more details...
Sep 2, 2014
Our amazing Early Bird deal for Festival Passes is now available on our website.  We have a limited number of  Weekend Festival Passes for either Kells or Malin at just €35 per person.  Go to our Bookings page to find out more.
Sep 2, 2014
The Guth Gafa International Documentary Film Festival is delighted to announce the Guth Gafa Film Week, which will take place in not one, but two magical locations this autumn, in Counties Donegal and Meath.
Sep 1, 2014

Guth Gafa is delighted to announce that it will host an International Film Summit on October 31st 2014. The Summit, entitled Finished Your Film - What Now? will run in conjunction with the 2014 Festival, and in partnership with Honeycomb – Creative Works.

Aug 10, 2014
Guth Gafa International Documentary Film Week is asking Irish filmmakers to submit their feature documentaries for consideration for our 8th festival which will take place in the two magical places of Malin, County Donegal and Kells, County Meath. 
Aug 9, 2014
A vital element to ensuring the smooth running and continued success of the Guth Gafa International Documentary Film Festival 2014 is our Volunteer Programme.  If you would like to volunteer for either (or both) of this year's events in Donegal or Meath, please read on.
2014 Festival Update - March
Mar 13, 2014
Hello Guth Gafa friends and supporters. A lot of people have been asking for 2014 festival dates and film submission information. Well, funding decisions have been much later than usual this year, and with only two months to go to our usual May dates, and only two of our six major funders so far confirmed, the Guth Gafa Festival will not go ahead now in May, but will move to the end of the summer. That's sad news cos we all have to wait a few months for our 8th Guth Gafa, and another fantastic programme of documentaries.
Thank you from the Guth Gafa team
May 31, 2013
The Guth Gafa team wish to extend their gratitude to all of the filmmakers, sponsors, volunteers, festival attendees and, last but not least, the people of Inishowen, for helping to make the 2013 festival an overwhelming success.
Guth Gafa receives glowing review in the Irish Times
May 24, 2013

Five days after the 2013 Guth Gafa ended, the festival has received a glowing review in the Irish Times culture section. Rosita Boland, features writer at the paper, attended the festival from Thursday to Sunday, and wrote of her experiences in todays newspaper. You can read the full article below.

Opening Night a great success
May 17, 2013
The 7th Guth Gafa Film Festival opened last night in Malin village with a huge crowd of local people and international visitors arriving to a taste of delicious Tyrconnell single malt whiskey, and the warm hospitlaity of the Malin Hotel, where the surprise opening film was...
Bosse Lindquist Workshop on Sunday 19th May
May 16, 2013
Award-winning Swedish director, Bosse Lindquist has been invited by the Guth Gafa team to take over the Screen Training Ireland workshop slot on Sunday 19th, following the withdrawal by Cambodian/US director, Kalyanee Mam, due to a sudden illness.  We extend our best wishes to Kalyanee for a speedy recovery, and thank Bosse for standing in at short notice.
Student Deal
May 14, 2013
Guth Gafa is a wonderful opportunity for film students to watch a fantastic selection of documentaries, meet world class directors and take part in lively debates and Q&A’s.
Guth Gafa and Volta
May 10, 2013
Guth Gafa are delighted to team up with www.volta.ie to curate a collection of documentaries that embody the spirit of the festival and will whet your appetite for the 7th Guth Gafa International Documentary Film Festival. Volta is Ireland’s finest on demand video service for high quality Irish, International and independent films and documentaries.
Experience Inishowen at Guth Gafa
May 9, 2013

While visiting the Guth Gafa Documentary Film Festival, take the time to discover one of the Northwest’s most beautiful regions – the Inishowen Peninsula.

Getting Here and Staying Here
May 5, 2013
Donegal might seem like it's an age away, but on a nice day, when the traffic is quiet, it's less than three and a half hours drive from Dublin. And when you get here, you can camp, hostel, self-cater or B&B in beautiful Inishowen, from as little as €5 per night.

Get Your Guth Gafa 3 Day Festival Ticket!
May 2, 2013

Book a 3-Day Guth Gafa Festival Pass for access to screenings and events!

Guth Gafa is 'Hot' according to The Irish Times
Apr 13, 2013
With just 5 weeks to go to kick-off of the 7th Guth Gafa Documentary Festival in our new home in Malin Village, and before we have even launched our amazing programme of award-winning films, we have been listed on the 'What's Hot' list in today's Irish Times. Our international programme will be announced this coming week, followed closely by our Irish selections, so watch this space, but meanwhile, here's a little taste of why we are 'hot'
Next Generation Student Short Documentary Competition
Apr 4, 2013

Next Generation is a Student Documentary Film Competition, open to final year and postgraduate student groups and individuals from colleges on the island of Ireland.  Selected films will screen during the 7th Guth Gafa Festival (16th to 19th May 2013) and awards and prize ceremony will be on the final day of Guth Gafa – Sunday 19th May.

New Home for Guth Gafa
Jan 17, 2013
The Guth Gafa International Documentary Film Festival this year returns to Donegal for its’ 7th edition, which will take place in the picturesque village of Malin on the tip of the Inishowen Peninsula from May 16th-19th.


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Guth Gafa International Documentary Festival is now in it's Eighth year.
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